Assistant Professor- Forest Invasive Species Management

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Clemson University: College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences: Forestry and Environmental Conservation
Assistant Professor- Forest Invasive Species Management

Location: 212 Lehotsky Hall

The Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation (FEC) at Clemson University is seeking to fill a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level with specialization in Forest Invasive Species Management. This position is a 12-month appointment with full responsibilities in statewide extension programing.

Clemson is an R1 Land-Grant university situated in the Piedmont of South Carolina, immediately adjacent to the Blue Ridge Mountains. The 17,500 acre Clemson Experimental Forest is contiguous with campus and provides abundant opportunities for extension, research, and teaching activities.

Forests currently occupy 67 percent (13 million acres) of the land area in South Carolina, and the state's forest industry has an economic impact exceeding 21 billion dollars annually.

We seek a candidate who uses vegetation management and invasive species management-oriented approaches to provide leadership in developing and delivering vegetation and invasive species management Extension programs to clientele, working closely with the Extension Forestry and Natural Resources Team and other Extension agents across South Carolina. This position will work with academic and research faculty, and supporting Extension agents across South Carolina to develop the most current programs for the clientele. The position will also coordinate with Clemson partners to include the Forestry Association of South Carolina, the South Carolina Forestry Commission, the U. S. Forest Service, the U.S.D.A. Natural Resources Conservation Service and the forest products industry. This position is critical for supporting our land grant mission.

The ideal candidate will have expertise that complements existing faculty, with preference for applicants who have diverse skill sets including vegetation management, silviculture, invasive species management and have a strong desire to develop state-wide Extension programs. Works directly with the Natural Resource Program Team Leader to develop, implement, and evaluate critical Extension Forestry related programs and or projects. The position will require broad participation in state organizations, full participation in the Extension Forestry and Natural Resources teams as well as participation on departmental committees. The successful applicant will establish working relationships with all stakeholders and develop several state wide programs as well as reach out to county landowner organizations to learn more about their needs for training. These programs may be developed for in-person delivery as well as through online delivery systems.


Qualifications include a PhD in forestry, ecology, weed science, or related field with an applied research or extension specialization in forest invasive species management, silviculture, forest vegetation management, or related areas. A B.S. Degree in Forestry from an SAF-accredited program or equivalent is desired. The candidate must have the qualifications necessary to be a registered forester in SC. Preference will be given to candidates with postdoctoral extension experience, evidence of extension productivity, and a demonstrated ability to secure external funding to support an active extension program to support the land grant mission of Clemson University. Candidates with strong records of extension teaching and mentoring are preferred. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


To insure full consideration, applications should be submitted via Interfolio by March 30, 2018. The position will remain open until filled. Materials for application include: 1. a letter of interest, 2. CV, 3. contact information for 3 references, 4. a statement of extension experience and philosophy, 5. an applied research statement, 6. a one-page statement on commitment to diversity, and 7. unofficial college transcripts.

Position related questions may be directed to:
Patricia Layton, PhD
Clemson University
[email protected]

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.





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Posted: 4/2/2018
Application Due: 5/18/2018
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